LaVerne Kreider makes her second appearance on the podcast to share the inspiration and stories behind her and Larry’s book Our Journey with God. Listen as the Kreiders reminisce about their involvement in youth ministry; their emphasis on prayer, discipleship, and evangelism; and the start of the DOVE International movement.
- Be willing to be pulled out of your comfort zone.
- Take one step and start.
- Build different teams for each aspect of your ministry.
- “The Church” refers to the people, not a building.
- Hard times can help shape you.
- Find a good balance between work, worship, rest, and play.
- Walk in humility as a leader.
- “Don’t wait for somebody else. Just obey God and go do it!”
- “Wherever we start, we need God desperately.”
- “The emphasis was below the ground.”
- “It’s not ‘working for God.’ It’s allowing God to work through us.”
- “Don’t despise those days of small beginnings.”
- “If God can use us, He can use anybody.”
Mentioned in Today’s Podcast:
- Our Journey with God by Larry & LaVerne Kreider | Limited time offer
- “Our Journey with God” by Larry & LaVerne Kreider
- House to House by Larry Kreider
- The Cry for Spiritual Mothers and Fathers by Larry Kreider
- Micro Church Networks by Larry Kreider
- Larry & LaVerne’s succession plan
For more information about Larry Kreider, his books, daily devotionals, small group resources, or other teachings, visit dcfi.org/larry-kreider.